Foreign Policy and Presidential Popularity

  title={Foreign Policy and Presidential Popularity},
  author={Robin F. Marra and Charles W. Ostrom and Dennis M. Simon},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={588 - 623}
Variations in public support for the president have been explained in three different ways. First, approval has been viewed as controlled by the law of inevitable decline. Second, public support has been characterized as a function of an “environmental connection” between chief executives and macrofeatures of the political and economic landscape. Finally, some view “political drama” (e.g., speeches, trips, diplomatic agreements, and so on) as an important role in determining the popularity of… 
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